Davidson, True, 1901-1978

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Davidson, True, 1901-1978

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Jean Gertrude "True" Davidson (1901-1978), author and politician, was born in Hudson, Quebec, attended Victoria College (Victoria University, Toronto) in 1917 where she earned her B.A., and received her M.A. from University of Toronto in 1925. Davdison was a school teacher, author of children's books, and an editor and sales agent for textbook publisher J.M. Dent and Sons. She was also a civic official prior to the start of her political career as a school trustee in East York, Ontario in 1947. She sat on the East York School Board for ten years and served as Alderwoman, Reeve (1960-1966), and mayor (1966-1971) on the East York Council for eleven years. Davidson was less successful in provincial politics, twice failing to win election as a Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) candidate in the 1950s, and as a Liberal candidate in 1971. Davidson was the author of several titles including, 'Canada in story and song,' (1927), 'Muses of the modern day and other days' (1931), and 'Golden strings,' (1973).


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2020/04/22 E. Corbett-Nicholson. Added VIAF and dates of existence.


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